I am waiting on a new utility shed which I have ordered from Carolina Carports. I am guessing it will arrive some time in January now since they are shut down during the holidays. I am hoping that the snow holds off here until it arrives. Thus far providence has been in my favor here in northern NJ. I wanted to build a barn 24x30 two level with a loft but I am going to have to deal with wetlands issues which I have started the process on. However it will take time. I want to get my 990 out of the elements. Right now it is covered with a tarp but I want to get it into something with a little more protection. In my town you can put up a utility shed up to 200 sqft and not more than 10 feet high (that is average height. It has to have a base of solid material under it and you can even put a concrete pad under it if you so desire and can afford. The other good thing is that wetlands do not come into the picture as long as it is 1/2' off of the property line. So the 990 with 8B is 19' long and 6' wide so a building of 10x20 will work to put it under cover. I purchased the Carolina Carports custom building after reading some good reviews off of this site. I have been working on the base for the building to be put up. Here is a link to the pictures of doing the compacting and building around the base with the multitude of rocks that I have at my disposal. https://plus.google.com/photos/11607...CLTjt9DQxamGJw The building is completely enclosed with 8x8 garage doors on either end, 2 windows on each side and a man door on one side as well. I went with the certified building which is set for 130 mph winds and 50 lbs/sqft for roof load and a 20 year rust out warranty. They come to install it and that is what I am waiting on right now. I did the initial order but that did not go through because of some glitches so I got behind by 3 weeks which pushed it off even further.
I used 8" (17 tons) of recycled concrete for the base. I found out after the fact that I could put down a concrete pad so I am checking into that right now. My construction friend told me that it will cost some money but that it will be worth it in the end. he said I should make the pad 3.5" to 5" thick.
Does anyone have any other thoughts that I am not thinking of or comments on what I have already done and should have done different or should change?
One other note Lord willing I will be getting about 5 ton of 3/4" stone in order to put around it as well.
Thanks for any help.